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Writing Out Loud: Removing Stone Statues

By Kern Valley Sun / June 21, 2017

By George Stahl In April, states in the southern part of the country began removing statues of men who fought in the Civil War. Men who fought to keep a way of life alive, who knew in their hearts that they were doing the right thing. They had to know this because of all the […]

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The Reel Cinemaniac: RIP Adam West

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Holy heartbreak, Batman! Remove your masks, helmets, and cowls out of respect, friends and neighbors, for it is a melancholy day in Gotham indeed. It saddens me deeply to report that Adam West, the chisel-chinned, sonorous, grandiloquent actor who was at the pinnacle of pop culture after Batman debuted on televisions in […]

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Fishing with Noble: Take a kid fishing

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Noble Smith I remember many years ago, living in the city, planning camping and fishing trips and how important it was. We were only able to get out a few times a year. We were very busy with sports and school. As a young man, my fishing gear was always ready for the next […]

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Reel Reviews: Wonder Woman

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Josh Simpkins Creating a cohesive cinematic universe is no easy task—just ask Peter Jackson, Joss Whedon, and Zach Snyder. Mr. Snyder has been at the helm of the DCCU for about half a decade now, giving us the highly polarizing and critically panned film Man of Steel and its follow-up, Batman V Superman: Dawn […]

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Writing Out Loud: Let The Big Dog Eat

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

Let the Big Dog Eat! This is usually a term applied to golf. The Big Dog is the Driver. The club that, with just one swing, can catapult the little pitted white ball into the stratosphere and so far down the fairway that it almost disappears from the golfer’s view. It can also, in my […]

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Letters to the Editor: 06/14/17

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

Measure C, ER visit As I sit in this ER waiting room, patiently waiting to go back, I find myself looking at the pictures of what the new ER would look like. I found out yesterday when calling the radio station that measure C did not pass. Today there are several people needing care. I […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Cherished Memories

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Tracy Lee As I was preparing to leave my office at the close of a busy day, my phone rang. A gentleman asked if he could speak with me about the recent loss of his dear wife. His anguish was heartbreaking, and as he recounted his experience and emotions to me, I was impressed […]

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Bodywisdom: The power of intention

By Kern Valley Sun / June 14, 2017

By Nancy Ivey “Welcome everyone,” intones the Lama, who sits cross-legged while facing his students and guiding their meditation from the front of the hall. “You might want to remind yourself of your intention for being here. You’re here to cultivate enlightenment, calmness and insight.” Intention is defined as a determination to act in a […]

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Letters to the Editor: 06/07/17

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

Dear Editor, Kern County, District 23, again voted Kevin McCarthy in to office during the last election. My brother has been disabled since he was 13, the result of a drunk driver. After many years of trying, he is finally on medication that stabilizes him enough that he can have some type of a normal […]

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Pushin’ Up Daisies: Suicide, Recognizing and Preventing It, Part 3

By Kern Valley Sun / June 7, 2017

Once you have confirmed your suspicions that your friend or family member is indeed contemplating suicide, you need to evaluate their immediate risk level. Persons intending (INTENT) immediate action upon themselves will have mapped out a specific plan of action (PLAN), they will have prepared their mode or means of action (MEANS), they will have […]

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